Middle Stages Timeline

  • Battles of Lexington and Conrad

    This battle kicked off the American Revolutionary War.
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    Battles to encampment

  • Meeting of the Second Continental Congress

    A convention of delicates from the thirteen colonies that started meeting in the summer of 1775 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, soon after the American Revolutionary War began.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    A pivotal battle for American colonists for their bid for independence.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    This battle is the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
  • Failed Seizure of Quebec under Benedict Arnold

    Patriot forces under Colonel Benedict Arnold and general Richard Montogomery attempted to capture the British-occupied city of Quebec.
  • Common Sense Published

    Thomas Paine published his pamphlet setting forth his arguments in favor for independence.
  • Battle of Trenton

    This battle was fought during the Revolutionary war and took place near Trenton New Jersey. This battle was fought between the Americans and the Hessians and British troops after the Americans lost the battle in New York and were forced to retreat to New Jersey.
  • Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th and celebrated in the United States as Independence day.
  • Paoli Massacure

    General Charles Grey and nearly 5,000 British troops launched a suprise attack on on a small regiment of Patriot troops commanded by General Anthony Wayne in what becomes known as the Paoli Massacure.
  • Washington's Encampment at Valley Forge

    Rather than to meet the continental congress for a mid-winter attack on Philadelphia, Washington decided to fall back with his 11,000 men and make winter quarters at Valley Forge, located on the west bank of the Schuylkill River some 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia.